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Preliminary results indicate 5 more COVID-19 cases in Jamaica.

According to the Health Ministry, two of the cases are connected to a patient who travelled from the United Kingdom.

A third patient is from western Jamaica with a travel history to Trinidad and Tobago and sat on-board the same flight as a confirmed case.

An American child is the fourth patient. The child, also from western part of the island, travelled to Jamaica through Miami.

The fifth patient is in Kingston with no travel history but who recently interacted with visitors from the United Kingdom.

These events follow Prime Minister Andrew Holness declaring Jamaica a disaster area under the Disaster Risk Management Act Declaration of Disaster Area Order 202; and the Government quarantining communities in Bull Bay, St Andrew in a bid to halt the local spread of the virus.